Angelina Jolie On Instagram: The Taliban taking control over Afghanistan has brought several public figures and other individuals sharing their solidarity.
Hollywood actor and activist Angelina Jolie also shared a post on social media which was a letter sent to her by a teenage Afghan girl. This was the first ever post made by Jolie ever. She did not have a social media account earlier.
Joli wrote in her caption, “This is a letter I was sent from a teenage girl in Afghanistan,”
She said that the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media hence she came to Instagram to share their stories. Jolie said that her Instagram account will share the voices of people across the globe who are fighting for their basic rights.
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She mentioned the trip she made to Afghanistan before 9/11 and seeing people fleeing the Taliban ruled land 20 years ago.
She wrote, “It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country.”
She also criticized the US government when said that it is impossible to understand the failure of blood shed, lives lost and the time and money spent by them only to see Taliban again occupying Afghanistan. She wrote that the refugees are “treated like a burden” by world leaders. The refugees are the most capable people the world who could do so much for themselves if they the tools and respect, she wrote.
The afghan girl in her letter wrote, “We all had rights, we [were] able to defend our rights freely, but when they came, we are all afraid of them, and we think all our dreams are gone.”
The young girls also expressed her disbelieve on the “changed” appearance of the Taliban. She feared that she might lose the opportunity to attend school and get an education.
Angelina Jolie in her caption stated that she is committed to help women and refugees of Afghanistan.
She wrote, “Like others who are committed, I will not turn away. I will continue to look for ways to help. And I hope you’ll join me.”